Each massage is tailored to your individual need. The techniques I use are explained below.
Deep Tissue Massage is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles. This invigorating experience is a process of detection of stiff or painful areas. Techniques employing breath and movement are also used for releasing muscular congestion.
Myofascial Release works with the body’s contractile connective tissues (muscles) and non-contractile supportive connective tissues (fascia) through the application of gentle traction, pressures and positioning. Fascia is a complex supportive web which affects the musculo-skeletal, nervous and organ systems. Myofascial release techniques coax muscles in spasm to relax and break adhesions in the fascia. Bodies respond to this therapy by releasing tension stored in the fascia, thus increasing flexibility and mobility of the muscles, fascia and associated structures.
Neuromuscular Therapy uses advanced concepts in pressure therapy to break the stress-tension-pain cycle. It aims to relax muscle so that circulation can increase and the body will return to normal neuromuscular integrity and balance.
Sports Massage focuses on the muscles related to one’s particular athletic activity. It includes pre-event, post-event and maintenance massage techniques that promote improved athletic endurance and performance, lessen chance of injury, and reduce recovery time.
Swedish Massage is a technique which applies long superficial strokes combined with deep kneading, rolling, and rubbing of the body’s musculature. Swedish massage is always done in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. It’s purpose is to relieve stress, relax muscles, increase circulation, and remove metabolic waste products. It also helps the recipient obtain a feeling of connectedness and a better awareness of their body.
Trigger Point Therapy is pain-relief techniques to alleviate muscle spasms and cramping. The therapist locates and deactivates `trigger points’ which are often tender areas where muscles have been damaged or in spasm. The major goal is to reduce spasm thereby inducing new blood flow into the affected area.